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21 June 2018
Argentina are trounced by Croatia on a madcap night in Nizhny Novgorod, after France knock out Peru and Australia hold Denmark to a draw
Juan Fernando Quintero
21 June 2018
Colombia’s mercurial playmaker lost his 'disappeared' father aged two and almost fell out of love with the game, but has dazzled fans early on at Russia 2018. Rupert Fryer on an extraordinary tale
Carlos Sanchez
21 June 2018
From superstars yet to find form, to highly-rated youngsters struggling to step up: they all feature in Paul Sarahs' take on the early flops of Russia 2018
21 June 2018
The fast food chain have said sorry for bizarre advert offering Russian women a lifetime supply of burgers on one condition
Bernd Leno Arsenal
21 June 2018
As Arsenal splash almost £20m on a new shot-stopper, can you name the keepers who’ve commanded the highest fees in football history?
Harry Kane England Tunisia
21 June 2018
Representatives from eight ace nations make up Paul Sarahs' list of the finest footballers on show in Russia so far this summer
Cristiano Ronaldo Morocco goal
20 June 2018
A new record for Cristiano, gritty wins for Portugal and Spain – and early exits for three nations. The going's getting tough...
Marcus Berg
20 June 2018
One lucky supporter won a prize to live in the 31-year-old's Gothenburg apartment while he's away in Russia
20 June 2018
They aren’t in the Premier League any more, but they are in Russia this summer – it’s the ex-top flight stars who feature in World Cup squads
Cristiano Ronaldo Spain 2018
20 June 2018
Oh, Cristiano. The Portugal icon now has only one man left to beat after more heroics in the 2018 World Cup, this time against Morocco. Sorry, Ferenc...
Germany Mexico
20 June 2018
From controversial new technology to calamitous TV coverage, Jon O’Brien looks at 10 big talking points from the first round of games
20 June 2018
The two nations secured victories on and off the pitch as both sets of fans respectfully cleaned up after themselves